Recommended Podcasts for Place Makers and Community Shapers

Which podcasts does The Place Brand Observer listen to? Here our favorite podcasts which offer insights and conversations on community identity and place reputation.

You know about a podcast which you think would be of interest to place managers, economic developers or destination and city marketers? Let us know!

Place Brand Leaders

Hosted by Florian Kaefer, Switzerland

Place Brand Leaders – the interview podcast of The Place Brand Observer. Produced by Aleks Vladimirov (UK).

In this podcast we introduce you to some of world’s leading place reputation gurus and community champions. We are interested in how they tick, what inspires them, and how they help their city, region or country attract visitors, investors or talent.

Listen to the podcast here

AdaptInc podcast by Aleks VladimirovAdapt Inc. Places Podcast

Hosted by Aleks Vladimirov, UK

The adapt inc. places podcast started as a series of conversations with leading place branding thinkers, supported by The Place Brand Observer – now continued as the Place Brand Leaders podcast.


Climate resilience: why it matters for place branding success – with Malcolm Allan

Conceptual clarity: differences between place promotion, marketing and branding – with Martin Boisen

How to communicate clearly in times of crisis – with Gunter Soydanbay

Reimagining the Soul of DC city podcastIkonicast

Hosted by Jeannette Hanna of Trajectory, Canada

From the frontlines of brand building for organizations and places… interviews with today’s most original thinkers and champions of change.

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Eyes on the Street

Hosted by Ryan Short of CivicBrand, USA

Eyes On The Street – conversations on community branding, public engagement, destination marketing and all things that shape the places we visit and call home.

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Pod Places

Hosted by Hosts Jeff Siegler, Jack Storey and Phil Eich, USA

A weekly conversation around the places that shape our lives and communities. We explore topics relating to how place affects people and how we can begin transforming our places in a manner that allows people to live fuller lives. Hosts Jeff Siegler, Jack Storey and Phil Eich invite on different guests to discuss how their work affects the places we live.

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ICP Podcast: Places Attract Talent

By International Community Platform, Netherlands

A podcast series making talent attraction and retention actionable and a net gain for all stakeholders involved.

Featuring Morten King-Grubert of Future Place Leadership, on the importance of talent retention and what makes a place attractive to international talent.

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DMOU: Destination Marketing Organization University

Hosted by Bill Geist, USA

DMOU features the brightest voices in the Destination Marketing field, sharing innovative case studies and evolving philosophies.

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